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Jane Little

Assistant Principal Bass Emeritus

Jane Little


Assistant Principal Bass Jane Little was a 1945 charter member of the original Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra, the forerunner of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. She joined after two years of studying bass in high school and has since played under all four of the Orchestra's music directors as well as guest conductors including Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copland, Pierre Monteux, Leopold Stokowski, Sir John Barbirolli, and James Levine.

An Atlanta native, she attended the University of Georgia and studied for four years with the principal bass player of the Chicago Symphony. She was Principal Bass with the Theater of the Stars orchestra for 15 years, and has played extensively with regional ballet and opera companies, as well as in touring performances of the American Ballet Theatre, Covent Garden Ballet, and Boris Goldovsky Opera Theatre.

Ms. Little's instrument is a rare Carlo Giuseppi Testore bass (ca. 1705).